16 Dec

Go Figure

Though I can’t make spritz cookies (which may be my fault, or the fault of external influences like humidity and a less than stellar cookie press), apparently I CAN make meringue cookies.

These are Zimtsterne, and although they don’t quite look like the store bought kind below, they taste sweet and nutty and yummy and are a nice foil to the Lebkuchen collection here.

Speaking of Lebkuchen, I made Regine’s Lebkuchen Wiener Art yesterday, and they are delicious — just like she said they’d be!

They are a mix of honey and molasses (which I split between molasses and brown rice syrup) with a  layer of black currant and raspberry jam between the gingerbread layers. Glazed with lemon sugar syrup — tasty!

I considered making Nürnberger Lebkuchen to round out the collection, but I couldn’t find citron, or any candied citrus, and I DID find actual imported from Germany lebkuchen (at the commissary, of course). So, sorry Gerrie, practicality won out and I won’t give your recipe a go this time around. I will post photos after our Sunday Advent Cookie and Glühwein party and show all the variations, plus a taste test report. I should have a nice mix of military friends who have tasted the real thing, and island pals who may find it all too strange!

4 thoughts on “Go Figure

  1. Can you share the Zimtsterne recipe and Regine’s Lebkuchen Wiener Art?
    They look like the ones that my Grandma did.

  2. Can you share the Zimtsterne recipe and Regine’s Lebkuchen Wiener Art?
    They look like the ones that my Grandma did.

  3. Looks like you all are having a lot of fun with your baking. Still loving the purple and gold quilt–should you ever decide to part with it please keep me in mind 🙂

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